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Villa Capri

$$ - $$$
Italian, Contemporary
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3870 Valley Centre Dr, #301, Del Mar, CA 92130-3311
+1 858-720-8777
11:00 - 21:30
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This restaurant looked promising, but it was kind of weird. They were very full, especially for a Sunday night. The salads were very good. They serve bread only with olive tapenade, which isn't for everybody - olive oil or butter would have been better. Chicken parm comes with... potatoes... not pasta. I've never seen that before! I ordered spaghetti and... More 

Thank Christa P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

I've eaten here a couple of times and had the same impression both times. Food has been consistently good. My favorite app is the artichokes in garlic and olive oil. Delicious. I usually make my first impression of an Italian restaurant based on the Chicken Parmesan. It was definitely done right at Villa Capri. Pounded thin chicken breast, nice flavorful... More 

Thank NaturePhotog_52
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

The atmosphere is very dark yet cozy and would be great for a romantic date or an intimate family dinner. The food was delicious. I had the tortellini with mushrooms and the chocolate cake with warm fudge and ice cream and would definitely have both again. The only thing I didn't care for was our service. Our server was "nice"... More 

Thank Felicia R
Carlsbad, California, United States
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

When in Del Mar, I usually head toward the coast, so I was delightfully surprised to find this charming Italian restaurant in a strip mall. The friend who I lunched with loves this place and has had them cater parties for her. She loves their seafood risotto and so that's what we ate and is pictured here. The service was... More 

Thank 419Kathy
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Nice menu with much to choose from. Staff is well trained. However it is tiny (Carmel Valley location) and very dark. My firs visit I joked about bringing a flashlight and to my surprise waiter brought me on. I would recommend this place for quick meal or family dinning. Very accommodating. Prices are good, food is good and environment lovely!

Thank elfein
San Diego
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is one of our regular restaurants for their consistently good food, good value and good service. Since we live in the area we almost always have discount coupons which makes this particularly good value. Their prices are reasonable even without a coupon and at lunch they offer 4 different prix fixe menus which are delicious. We like their salmon,... More 

Thank JanRSF
San Diego
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Villa Capri is the "neighborhood Italian Restaurant" for us, so we go there about once a month. There are a handful of other Italian places just a few minutes further away, but we find that Villa Capri is almost always easy to get into, regardless of when we go, and the food is reliably good. Yes, it's in a strip... More 

Thank Scott E
Highland, California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Dish was dirty. Asked the food server if we could have pasta instead of mashed potatoes and was told we would have to give up our vegetables also to get pasta. One of our party had a scallops & shrimp pasta dish with vodka sauce. It had exactly 2 shrimp and the sauce was just fishy tasting. Despite having a... More 

Thank Pamella K
Cupertino, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path (in a Von's shopping center), but it's well worth the search. We enjoyed delicious salads and pasta dishes. The entire family enjoyed the meal. The waiter was very nice, and the background music was really good. We will definitely come back next time we're in Del Mar.

Thank TravelEQ
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

we were on vacation from East Coast. Went there Dec 26th-last night. It was busy and approx. 25 minutes wait. The table we got was next to fireplace and was a welcome, since it was a cold night at San Diego. There was water already in our glasses and no wine glass kept on the table. The waiter came and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3870 Valley Centre Dr, #301, Del Mar, CA 92130-3311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 858-720-8777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?